Amico Aspertini (1474-1552)

Born in Bologna in 1470, Aspertini was one of a long line of painters. He studied under Francesco Francia and Lorenzo Costa. He had a strong interest in antiquities, and spent three years in Rome drawing the classical ruins. He is noted as a painter, sculptor and painter of frescoes - as well as being eccentric. Aspertini died in Bologna in 1552. Example of his work at National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

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Virgin and Child between Saint Helena and St Francis
artist: Amico Aspertini
about 1520
National Museum, Cardiff

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